Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Project Study or IDP
📌 Key facts
- 💡 Background
- 🦾Who We Are
- 🎯 Goals
- 🧠 Topics of Interest
- 🎓 Profile
- 📚 Further Reading
- 📄 Requirements to any Work
- 📬 How to Apply
"Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a term used to describe the digital movement that recognizes an individual should own and control their identity without the intervening administrative authorities. SSI allows people to interact in the digital world with the same freedom and capacity for trust as they do in the offline world." (Find more information here)
The idea of Self Sovereign Identity is not new - But with the rise of blockchain technology, incredible breakthroughs are possible. Hence, you should analyze this matter in more detail: What are startups in this realm? What business models and business ideas are there? Which technologies are being used? What is the state-of-the-art industry? You should address these and other questions in your thesis. The final goal is to make your results available to the public by creating a landing page that explains Self Sovereign Identity.
🦾Who We Are
The Chair for Strategy and Organization is focused on research with impact. This means we do not want to repeat old ideas and base our research solely on the research people did 10 years ago. Instead, we currently research topics that will shape the future. Topics such as Agile Organizations and Digital Disruption, Blockchain Technology, Creativity and Innovation, Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Diversity, Education: Education Technology and Performance Management, HRTech, Leadership, and Teams. We are always early in noticing trends, technologies, strategies, and organizations that shape the future, which has its ups and downs.
- Do extensive desk and internet research analyzing startups, companies, use cases, technologies, advantages / disadvantages, and the state-of-the-art industry
- Determine best practices regarding SSI
- Detect the most promising business models and business ideas
- Your final goal: Creation of landing page explaining Self Sovereign Identity Potential content:
- Applications of SSI (SSI for community...)
- Best practices
🧠 Topics of Interest
- Entrepreneurial activities and innovation
- Digital innovation
- Blockchain technology
- Personal autonomy
- Identity management
- Reliable and self-driven
- Enthusiasm for Identity management / Digital innovation / Entrepreneurship
- Ability to do sophisticated internet, desk research, and connect with practitioners
- Passionate to learn more about the future and do research with impact
📚 Further Reading
What is self-sovereign Identity? - Sovrin
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a term used to describe the digital movement that recognizes an individual should own and control their identity without the intervening administrative authorities. SSI allows people to interact in the digital world with the same freedom and capacity for trust as they do in the offline world.
Self-sovereign Identity: Decentralized Digital Identity and Verifiable Credentials
Self-sovereign Identity: Decentralized Digital Identity and Verifiable Credentials | Preukschat, Alex, Reed, Drummond | ISBN: 9781617296598 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.
Self-Sovereign Identity in a Globalized World: Credentials-Based Identity Systems as a Driver for Economic Inclusion
After introducing key concepts and definitions in the field of digital identity, this paper will investigate the benefits and drawbacks of existing identity systems on the road toward achieving self-sovereign identity. It will explore, in particular, the use of blockchain technology and biometrics as a means to ensure the "unicity" and "singularity" of identities, and the associated challenges pertaining to the security and confidentiality of personal information.
Blockchain, Self-Sovereign Identity, And The Future Of Data Privacy
Data privacy and portability are critically important, and blockchain has an integral role to play in the development of new ways to manage and share personal information. Credentials and other identifying information play a role in virtually every interaction that individuals have with each other and various institutions.
Self Sovereign Identity - a guide to privacy for your digital identity with Blockchain
The idea of Self Sovereign Identity is not new. In the same way that Bitcoin built itself on the sholders of giants, the concept of decentralized digital identity has been explored for many years. In fact, it has its roots originating from the 1970's when pioneers like Whit Diffie, Martin Hellman, and Ralph C.
Self-Sovereign Identity - CoinDesk
Leader in cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, blockchain, DeFi, digital finance and Web 3.0 news with analysis, video and live price updates.
📄 Requirements to any Work
We do not want your research to gather dust in some corner of bookshelf but make it accessible to the world. Thus, we warmly encourage you to create some or all of the following:
- Infograph - visually represent some of your work (find examples here)
- Slide Deck - summarize your research and possibly present it
- Extract most important sequences from podcasts, videos, and other media
- 3-4 Tweets about the most important findings and summarizing the topic
- optional: Medium Article - let people outside the university know about your research and start your personal brand
📬 How to Apply
If you are interested, please contact Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe and Christian Ziegler (e-mail below) by submitting your CV and grade report. Please also briefly outline your tentative research idea (research question, data and methods, possible outcomes with a tentative outline all in word as *.docx)
We're greatly looking forward to hearing more about you!